Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal today took to Twitter to talk about the Emergency and send out a reminder how democracy is important. Except, in that one tweet, he not only managed to protect Congress by choosing not to name Indira Gandhi who had imposed the Emergency but he also got it factually incorrect.
This very day 34 years ago India witnessed one of the biggest assault on its democracy with the imposition of emergency by the then Prime Minister.
Let us resolve never to allow repetition of subversion of the Constitution of this great democracy.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 25, 2019
Arvind Kejriwal said that the Emergency was imposed 34 years ago when in reality it was imposed 44 years ago. Kejriwal very carefully also refers to Indira Gandhi as ‘the then Prime Minister’ instead of actually naming her, thereby shielding Congress and the Gandhis. Netizens took this opportunity to take a dig at Kejriwal, who till few days back was begging in front of the same political party which ‘subverted the constitution of this great democracy’ to forge an alliance for the recently concluded general elections.
Emergency was imposed 44 years ago. And 44 days ago (on 12th May), muslim votes of AAP got shifted to congress.??
— Vipulrai (@Vipulra86014815) June 25, 2019
Best way to ensure is to lay down at Congress feet and plead “Gathbandhan kar lo.. gathbandhan kar lo…”https://t.co/LUcQQ90sJ6
— Shaitaan Khopdi™?? (@shaitaankhopdi) June 25, 2019
Are u sure???
Isn’t it the same party you were trying to have Gathbandhan with?
— ? अंकुरजी ? (@Ankurgee) June 25, 2019
Perhaps Kejriwal just forgot to add the 10 years of UPA, which pushed us back a few years due to policy paralysis, every one of us wishes to forget.